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from langly. >> c.i.a. director resigned today after addmitting to an extramarital affair. >> reporter: he was a four-star, the best known warrior of his generation. leader of combat forces in iraq and afghanistan before his commander in chief asked him to retire from the military and leave the c.i.a. >> i have no doubt t director will guide our intelligence professionals as they continue to adapt and innovate. >> today, david petraus identified the c.i.a.'s work force. >> reporter: a ph.d. from princeton and father of two. >> as you noted, mr. chairman, my wife, holly, is here with me today. she has hung tough while i've been deployed for over 5 1/2 years since 9/11. >> earlier this year, david petraus was the subject of. >> we would do a lot of interviews on runs. for him, i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> the f.b.i. opened an investigation into whether broadwell had improper action. the president asked him for 24 hours to consider the situation. today, while juggling his economics speech, the president called patreus and accepted the resignation thanking for him ext
: from the new to the hard-to-find: when it's on your mind, it's on ebay™. vrjts news tonight for cia director david petraus to resign. f.b.i. agents are collecting evidence. >> she's the mistress who allegedly sent threatening e-mails to a family friend of petraus. also, tonight, the co-author of the petraus biography breaks his silence. >> jim rosenfeld joins us live. >> reporter: first, we want to show you video from charlotte. this is outside paul paula broadwell's home. f.b.i. agents went into the hois as part of a consensual search ashe f.b.i. wraps up its investigation. while broadwell hasn't been seen since the scandal broke last week, others closely connected to the story are now talking. >> i was dumbfounded when i heard about the affair. >> reporter: breaking his silence tonight. >> what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he fwranted her. >> reporter: it was concerned brought to the f.b.i. by this woman that helped bring down the cia director. a family friend and social liaison, kelly was said to
>>> reaction continues tonight following cia director david petraeus' resignation. new details about the e-mails that started it all. >>> good evening, everyone. nbc news is learning that a complaint against petraeus' biographer is what started the investigation. law enforcement officials say petraeus himself did nothing criminal and will not be investigated. darcy spencer's been gathering latest information for us tonight. darcy? >> reporter: jim, this is a complicated story. we're going to make it as simple as we can. sources tell nbc news the fbi recently began investigating complaints from a woman who said she'd been receiving harassing emails. that investigation led to the discovery of emails between petraeus and his biographer that indicated they were having an affair. retired general david petraeus resigns in disgrace from his post as head of the cia after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. he admitted to cheating on his wife of more than 37 years, holley pa trahal holly petraeus. it involved an affair between petraeus and another woman who was not relat
hearing with former cia director, david petraeus. jim? >> reporter: what general petraeus told lawmakers today has done little to clear up who knew what and when. what is clear is that initial accounts of a spontaneous uprising were quickly debunked. general petraeus said some in the cia immediately thought the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others was the work of terrorists. he also said the white house withheld that information to avoid revealing the u.s. was on al qaeda's trail. that differs from what petraeus himself said three days after the attack. and from the so-called talking points that u.n. ambassador susan rice was reportedly using to answer questions as the administration's representative. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very l e likely responsiblen part or whole, in the death of ambassador stevens. >> she did entirely the responsible thing. >> now petraeus, said the decision to put out a different account of what happened was not political. he also said his personal scandal, the extra marital affair that led to his resignation las
this was the planned wroshg of terrorists. now after a private cia briefing today, some democrats blame the initial intelligence, some republicans say there may be more to it. >> and for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> reporter: now, the senate will have two more private briefings on benghazi before reporting to the public tomorrow former cia director david petraeus will testify after a day of facing questions over another alleged cover-up, his affair. back to you. >>> right now the national transportation safety board is on the scene of a deadly train crash in midland, texas. investigators there say a train slammed into a parade float that was headed to an event honoring wounded veterans. there were soldiers and spouses on the float. four people were killed. 17 more were injured. 10 critically. investigators say the crossing gate
hasn't spoken publicly since word of her affair with c.i.a. director procmpb prompte resign last week. allen's name, now also linked to tampa socialite jill kelly, the woman who told the f.b.i. about threatening e-mailstraced to pa biographer. the f.b.i. stumbled onto what was called potentially inappropriate. so did allen and his wife from their time in tampa. officials characterized some of the e-mails as flirtatious. but general allen, through his spokesman, has strongly denied that the two were having an affair. >> the president has put on hold general allegation pending the investigation of general allen's conduct by the department of defense. >> kelly's relationship with both generals came into play with the bitter child custody case that played out in d.c. both men writing letters to the court vouching for her. >>> as for broadwell, she's apparently sticking to her fitnefi fitness regime. the washington post reporting someone fou someone found her north carolina driver's license in rock creek park yesterday and turned the license over to authorities. live in northwest d.c., jim
at the center of the david petraeus cia scandal. paula broad well returned to her home. since admitting to an affair with david petraeus, broadwell has not been seen. nbc news reports both broad well and kelly visited the white house multiple times in the last four years. broadwell visited once in 2009 and 2011. hillary clinton weighed in on avoiding the fiscal cliff. she's in singapore this weekend, she'll join president obama next week for the east asia summit. both republicans and democrats must come up with a plan to avoid across the board increases and budget cuts set to go into effect january 1st. she called it important for the u.s. economy and national security. >> reaching a deal is critical to both. it will shore up our ability to project economic power around the globe. strengthen our position in the competition of ideas, shaping the global marketplace, and remind all nations that we remain a steady and dependable partner. >> president obama met with congressional leaders from both parties yesterday to start the long process of hammering out a deal. both sides remain confiden
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